Pair of earthquakes registered in the space of 10 seconds

ON THE SPOT: Where the earthquake hit. Image: GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA
ON THE SPOT: Where the earthquake hit. Image: GEOSCIENCE AUSTRALIA

Two earthquakes occurred within 10 seconds of each other south-west of Orange on Thursday night.

The location of the earthquakes was about four kilometres west of Cadia, approximately 20 kilometres from Orange.

According to Geoscience Australia, both quakes hit at a depth of 10 kilometres at 9.42pm, and both had a magnitude of 2.7.

In 2017 there were three earthquakes recorded near Orange, including one on Good Friday registering 4.3 which halted production at Cadia Valley Operations.

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